Projective Eye Gallery

The Projective Eye Gallery at UNC Charlotte Center City opened in September 2011. The gallery presents major exhibitions and installations by national and international artists and distinguishes itself by presenting inter-disciplinary "happenings" in conjunction with exhibitions throughout the year. For an overview of past exhibitions, please see the Press Book. To receive information about upcoming events and exhibitions, please click here.

Spring Exhibitions

Vessels Aplenty: The Joan Tweedy Memorial Exhibition
March 18 – April 16

bowl with fruitThis exhibition honors the late UNC Charlotte ceramics professor Joan Tweedy. With the help of former UNC Charlotte photography professor Martha Strawn, this exhibition will be one part memorial retrospective and one part charitable event. An array of ceramic vessels produced by Tweedy will be on view and representative of her prolific creative vision. Throughout the exhibition, ceramic vessels will be for sale on-site and online, with proceeds benefiting the University’s Jamil Niner Student Pantry.

Read more about Joan Tweedy and her work here.


Double Vision: Photocentric Paintings by Richard Heipp, 1975-2018
Through Mar 3, 2019

Florida artist Richard Heipp investigates the dialogue between painting and photography in an attempt to equate the two media. His airbrushed paintings are manually produced imitations of photographs or digital scans that explore the language and role of photography in contemporary culture. Heipp intends to curtail traditional assumptions about the separation of manual craftsmanship and mechanical production in order to recondition the viewer’s visual consumption of the artwork as image and the artwork as object. He reevaluates what we know as photography and what we think we know as painting.

Double Vision: Photocentric Paintings by Richard Heipp has been organized by the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida and curated by Adam Justice.

Meet our new Director of Galleries, and hear more about Richard Heipp and his "Double Vision."

Schedule a free tour!

picture of students in galleryThe gallery offers free tours for groups of six or more.  Please contact Wendy Fishman at 704-687-0881 to schedule a tour for your group. Tours last approximately one hour.  Please indicate if you are interested in our current exhibition or the Lona-Frey Collection, a collection of limited edition prints and sculpture from 1930-2000.

Pictured here: students from First Ward Elementary School learn about the Henrique Oliveira installation and the improvisatory dance Tres para Tres.


Hours and Contact:

The gallery is open seven days a week, from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. For information about exhibitions and programs, please contact

Adam Justice, Director of Galleries 

About the CoA+A Gallery System

The mission of the College of Arts + Architecture gallery system is to create lively forums in which the curious encounter the work of global, regional, and local artists through diverse media and dynamic exchanges that are nourished by the intellectual and creative life of the university. Our programming will echo crossovers of the visual arts, architecture, music, theatre, and dance inherent to the College of Arts + Architecture at UNC Charlotte. We seek to provide a haven for experimentation, to invigorate the environments we occupy, and to amplify the means to engage art and design in our community.